The next movie for Keanu Reeves is John Wick: Chapter 4, a movie that second Chad Stahelski it is the largest in the franchise. In fact, the director claims that it is an epic that crosses genres, halfway between the western world and that of the samurai, with a splash of Greek mythology. Speaking in an article with Empire Magazine, Stahelski hinted at just how massive the fourth Wick movie will be.
“If you took The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, you crossed it with Zatoichi and you added a Greek myth to it, you’d probably get something like this,” Stahelski told the magazine. “And who else says these kinds of sentences? Now you know why I like doing John Wicks.”
Genre aside, the filmmaker added that John Wick: Chapter 4 travels the world while further enriching the Wick universe, which fans loved to see during the events of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.
“It gets a little scary after the third one,” he added. “Because now we have a formula that works. But you have to throw caution to the wind and say, ‘Fuck it, we’re not doing it again.’ So now, in the fourth movie, we have more storylines. The movie looks different. It feels more epic.”
The film will feature scenes in France, Jordan, Tokyo and more, largely thanks to Stahelski’s tendency to travel.
“I travel a lot,” concluded Stahelski. I’m in Paris for an inspection, I see the Arc de Triomphe and I think: “Ok, I have an idea”. So I put it in the film. I have some cowboy friends in the stunt community, so I thought, ‘That would be a good horse gag.’ Two of the big sequences were last-minute inspirations that I’ve always wanted to try but didn’t know how to do.”
The fourth installment is just the latest in the ever-expanding John Wick series. Dancerinterpreted by Ana De Armasis now in production and will see the return of Reeves’ John Wick, Winston (Ian McShane) And The Director (Anjelica Huston). Ballerina and The Continental have yet to set release dates, while John Wick: Chapter 4 will hit theaters on March 24, 2023.
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